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VMware update strives to place virtual desktops in modern context

VMware announced a series of updates to its virtual desktop (VDI) line today at VMworld in Las Vegas. The announcement attempts to set the virtual desktop in a more modern context, by offering customers a range of options in the cloud, on-prem or hybrid. What’s more, it’s trying to reduce the cost by partnering with a variety of hardware vendors from HP to Dell and even the… Read More

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Google’s ‘Goals’ Could Be One Of The Largest Behavioral Science Experiments Ever Conducted – Forbes


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Google's 'Goals' Could Be One Of The Largest Behavioral Science Experiments Ever Conducted
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Can small changes to your calendar have big effects on your behavior? One of the biggest challenges behavioral scientists are tackling these days is helping us balance short-term demands with long-term goals. The urgency of, say, a meeting with your ...
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Customer communication startup Intercom raises $50M

Intercom, a startup helping businesses talk to their customers, has raised an additional $50 million in funding. Intercom’s products cover everything from website chat to marketing to customer support. When the company raised funding last year, co-founder and CEO Eoghan McCabe (pictured above) said integration is one of the big elements of the company’s strategy —… Read More

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IBM, Pfizer launch joint experiment to help measure Parkinson’s symptoms using IoT and analytics

What happens when you put a technology company together with a drug company and try to come up with unique new ways to understand Parkinson’s disease? You end up with a project that uses sensors on the body and in the home to provide continuous measurement of a patient’s symptoms and the impact they have on that person’s daily life, something that’s almost impossible to… Read More

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Confirmed: BlackBerry Is Buying File Security And DRM Startup WatchDox for up to $150M

Canadian handset maker BlackBerry has been on a mission to turn around its beleaguered handset business by focusing more on software, and it looks like it has taken a significant step in that direction, specifically around file security and DRM. According to reports coming out of Israel, now confirmed by BlackBerry itself, it is buying WatchDox, a startup that has developed… Read More

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